a high-necked, closefitting dress with the skirt slit partway up the sides, traditionally worn by Chinese women
Origin of cheongsamChinese
A formfitting dress with a high collar and usually long, slit skirt, traditionally worn by Chinese women. Also called qipao .
Origin of cheongsamCantonese ceong4 saam1 long gown ceong4 long ( from Middle Chinese tr&hhook;ia&njlig; ) ( also the source of Mandarin cháng ) saam1 gown ( from Middle Chinese &shookr;a&tricolon;m ) ( also the source of Mandarin shān )
- A long formal dress-like garment worn by Asian men, the equivalent of a woman’s qipao. In Hong Kong, the cheongsam is also worn by women.
From Cantonese 長衫 (cheongsam, “long dress”)